Waiwing Chan – “The Business Owner against the Grain”

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Oral History

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Fall 10-1-2013


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Alicia Bones


Waiwing Chan, a fashion designer from Hong Kong, explains his journey to becoming a successful karaoke and bubble tea cafe owner, while still pursuing his dream of starting his own fashion brand in China.

For our narratives project we chose to interview the owner of a bubble tea and karaoke cafe, called Bubbleology Karaoke. This cafe provides recreational entertainment to the increasing population of international students that attend the University of Iowa, but is also welcoming to people of all cultures. We interviewed the owner, Waiwing Chan, and uncovered his unusual journey from being a fashion designer to a cafe owner. Our focus was to highlight his many talents as well as showcase the curious and unordinary path he took to starting a business. Though he never earned a business agree, he is still highly successful while still maintaining his passion for fashion.


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